If you’ve been living with pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks, you have chronic pain. With customized treatment plans that include innovative pain-relief and healing techniques, the team of providers at Solutions Integrated Medicine in Elizabethton, Tennessee, can manage your pain and help you get back to your regular activities. Call Solutions Integrated Medicine or schedule a consultation online today for expert help with chronic pain.
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks. Your pain could be constant, or it could come and go. You could have a dull ache or sharp stabbing pain, and it could be more severe after activity or rest. It can occur anywhere in your body and is usually disruptive to your life.
There are many types of chronic pain, with many potential causes. For example, you could have chronic:
Your chronic pain could have started as an injury, illness, or post-surgical, but as you recovered, your body continued to send and receive pain signals.
Additionally, conditions such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) are conditions that cause chronic pain.
The team at Solutions Integrated Medicine provides thorough exams and consultations to identify the cause of your chronic pain. They talk to you about your symptoms and overall health and lifestyle. During your exam, they test your reflexes, strength, and sensitivity as well as check for signs of inflammation or abnormal physical structures.
Your provider may also order blood tests, X-rays, and MRIs to gather more information about your condition to inform their diagnosis. Some chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple sclerosis don’t have specific diagnostic tests. Your provider needs to rule out other conditions before diagnosing these diseases.
At Solutions Integrated Medicine, the team of providers offers highly customized treatment plans with three goals:
They often combine treatments to address your chronic pain from different angles and optimize your results. Some of the available treatments include:
Chronic pain can also take a toll on your mental health, and your provider may refer you for mental health services.
If you have pain that’s lasted longer than 12 weeks and is interfering with your quality of life, call Solutions Integrated Medicine or make an appointment online today.